So, i am away the week of Thanksgiving ( leaving on nov 20th )and then my mother is coming right afterwards until about the 9th dec, so earlier in nov could work or closer to Christmas in dec. Call or email before you finalise dates please as i might have to go on a business trip before the end of the year. I really don't recommend driving into Manhattan. Parking on the street is very hard to find and garages are extremely expensive. You could leave the car in Jersey and get the train in.